In February of 2020 as the pandemic set in, I wondered what I could do to stay positive and constructive. I decided to write a book about all that I have learned in my career with the hopes of helping other people in their career.
As I started to write I wondered if others would tell their stories as well so I put together a brief survey and posted it on Linkedln. The response was overwhelming as hundreds of people responded. I found out people wanted to tell their stories to help others.
Matthew Mitchell, Jeffrey Kappen, and I used these surveys as a foundation over the next two years to write AM I DOING THIS RIGHT. We introduce the topics, share insights, tools, and experiences, but only when the reader translates these into meaning for their own lives do we believe the book is complete. We encourage writing in the margins, reflecting, and coming back to the book over the course of the readers career. Kind of like a journal in a way, but with supporting material.